from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A central European primrose (Primula auricula) having large yellow flowers grouped in umbels. Also called bear's ear.
- n. Any of numerous hybrids of this species with other primroses.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The external part of the ear
- n. A small conical pouch projecting from either atrium of the heart
- n. A pronounced thickening at the corner of a trilete spore, beyond the end of the laesura
- n. The ornamental primrose Primula auricula
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A species of Primula, or primrose, called also, from the shape of its leaves, bear's-ear.
- n. A species of Hirneola (Hirneola auricula), a membranaceous fungus, called also auricula Judæ, or Jew's-ear.
- n. A genus of air-breathing mollusks mostly found near the sea, where the water is brackish.
- n. One of the five arched processes of the shell around the jaws of a sea urchin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, a garden flower derived from the yellow Primula Auricula, found native in the Swiss Alps, and sometimes called bear's-ear from the shape of its leaves.
- n. Same as auricle
- n. [capitalized] [NL.] In zoology, a genus of phytophagous or plant-eating pulmonate gastropods, typical of the family Auriculidæ. A. judæ and A. midæ are examples. They are known as ear-shells.
- n. [NL.] In echinoderms, one of the perforated processes into which the ambulacral and sometimes the interambulacral plates are produced, and which arch over the interior of the ambulacra, as in the typical echini, or sea-urchins. See cut under Echinoidea.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a pouch projecting from the top front of each atrium of the heart
- n. yellow-flowered primrose native to Alps; commonly cultivated
Latin, auricle; see auricle.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin auricula (Wiktionary)